continual peace

Sunrise at Lake McDonald-Glacier Nat'l ParkNow may the Lord of peace Himself continually grant you peace in every situation
1 Thessalonians 3:16

Looking back through some pictures of our vacation a few summers ago, took me back to the early morning quiet of our little cabin by Lake McDonald.  It was a picture-perfect cool [cold] July morning in Glacier Park.  Peaceful would be the best word to describe this morning as the sun was shimmering across the still water. It was a place of peace.
Peace. . . Peace. . . Peace. . .

There are a number of “things” competing for peace around me.  So much is clamoring around my mind, my heart, my body.

It might be the time of year . . . the calendar has turned to August which means summer vacation time is quickly coming to an end.   

It might be things not done . . .well intended plans, the mini-to-do list with things unchecked, things not completed or finished.

It might be putting the schedules on fast-forward . . . thinking about the busyness that wants to steal us away from each other.

It might be ready for the next season in our life . . .but His time is not right.

It might be deep heart concerns for people we love . . . those we care so deeply for, yet relationships are hurt and broken.

It might be a desire for quiet, for solitude . . . knowing that it’s hard to come by.

I want that continual Peace.  I want the peace promised to me in 1 Thessalonians.  But what I realized today, the peace I want, the peace my heart needs, this peace is not found in a place.  This peace is not found in a relationship, or a job, or a finished to-do list.

It’s not a place I can go to, it’s not a place I can find on the map.  It’s not out there . . . it’s in here . . . here in my heart.

So when it’s a morning where an alarm clock is waking me up, calendar event notifications are popping up on the computer, the timer on the oven warns that toast will burn . . . I will lean in close and listen to Him who offers me His Peace.  The Peace that trumps all chaos and busyness and hurts is mine when I live in Him.  I hear His voice reminding me in all situations He continually grants me His Peace.

People come and people go.  Places are dots on a map.  Pictures and souvenirs are tucked away.

The Prince of Peace will never leave me.  He will never turn His back on me.  His Peace continually breathes on me.

About beegee10

I am a follower of Jesus on the journey of discovering His real, lasting joy through God's grace and thanksgiving. Several years ago, I married my best friend, whom I met in kindergarten many years ago. Life choices took each of us on separate paths, but Divine Appointment brought our paths back together. It's exciting to share this journey with my sweet man - a man who loves God more than he loves me! What a gift!! As a young woman I prayed for God to send a godly man like my daddy to pursue me. I just wasn't listening and abiding when I should have been. Good news in HIS time and in HIS grace, HE did! Not only does my sweet man love me, but he loves my three grown kids as if they were his own. He shares their joys and he hurts when they hurt. I love to hear him pray for each of them daily as we begin and end our days. View all posts by beegee10

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